JosŽé Damasceno


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Exploring scale and perception, Brazilian artist Jos’é Damasceno’s imaginativeand surreal approach to sculpture is catalogued in this comprehensive, first-timemonograph. The artist is best known for large-scale sculptures and installationsthat deconstruct and transform common objects from pencils and cigarettesto hammers and strings into the unfamiliar. Damasceno s practice is preoccupiedwith the idea of morphing and transition, moving from one medium to anotherto form a layered process that tests the relationship between networks anddiagrams to surprise and disorient the viewer. From a solo show at the MCAChicago to representing Brazil at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007, Damascenohas crossed multiple borders to become firmly established in the contemporaryart world. This in-depth survey features some 200 color illustrations, with textsby Aurora Garc’_a and Jos’Š Thomaz Brum, plus an interview between the artistand Tate Modern curator Ann Gallagher.

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